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Reba McEntire’s Porch Day Lemonade: A Perfect End to Summer

The iconic “Queen of Country Music”, Reba McEntire, never stops amazing her fans. Having dominated the music scene and leaving her mark on television and film, she now offers a tantalizing treat from her upcoming book. Among stories and life lessons, Reba presents her simple yet refreshing recipe for Porch Day Lemonade – a perfect farewell to summer.

Key Points:

  1. Reba’s Multifaceted Career:
  • Known for hit singles and groundbreaking eponymous show.
  • Launched her restaurant, Reba’s Place, ensuring patrons have a “Fancy” experience.
  • Her upcoming book “Not That Fancy: Simple Lessons on Living, Loving, Eating and Dusting Off Your Boots” promises to share more facets of her life, including recipes.

2. Reba’s Porch Day Lemonade Recipe:

  • Ingredients: Water, sugar, 6-8 lemons (depending on desired sweetness), fresh basil leaves for garnish. Requires a pitcher and an 8-ounce glass.
  • Procedure:
    • Dissolve sugar in water on medium-high heat in a saucepan and let it simmer for about 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.
    • Juice the lemons (6 for sweeter, 8 for tart).
    • Mix the sugar water and lemon juice in a 2-quart pitcher. Top up with cold water.
    • Serve with ice and garnished with fresh basil.

3. Personal Experience:

  • The lemonade offers a nostalgic touch, evoking memories of country summers.
  • Tastes more tart, even when opting for fewer lemons, similar to Chick-Fil-A’s lemonade.
  • Suggestion: It can be used as a base for cocktails with gin, tequila, or vodka.

4. Enhancing Reba’s Porch Day Lemonade:

  • Customize the recipe by possibly using brown sugar, adding more sugar, infusing the sugar water with basil, or incorporating another fruit like peach.
  • To extract more juice, roll lemons on the counter or microwave them briefly before juicing.

Whether you’re a die-hard fan of Reba or just someone looking to reminisce about summer days, Reba’s Porch Day Lemonade is a delightful way to do so. It’s more than just a drink; it’s a taste of nostalgia, simplicity, and the warmth of sunny days gone by.

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